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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,814
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,038
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,038
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 77
Median SAT/ACT 1087/24 (MEAN)
% of African American Students 7
% of Asian American Students 11
% of Hispanic Students 43
% of International Students 9
Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 180
% of Male/% of Female Students 40/60
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 34
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 33
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 60
% of Freshmen Who Return 82
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 8.7

University of St. Thomas

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3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006










Points of Distinction

  • 60 percent of UST pre-med applicants are granted a medical school admissions interview.
  • 73 percent of UST graduates are employed within six months of graduation.
  • U.S. News & World Report named UST among “America’s Best Colleges” in the West region; the Princeton Review named UST among the “Best Western Colleges.”
  • The Cardinal Newman Society lists UST in the top 20 Catholic colleges and universities.

THE UNIVERSITY OF St. Thomas in Houston educates leaders of faith and character through a Catholic liberal arts education that is both accessible and affordable. Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, St. Thomas awards merit scholarships and grants totalling more than $16 million in 2015.

Students choose from 36 undergraduate majors, 19 graduate degree programs, and engineering, law, and health pre-professional programs. The most popular majors are biology, finance, psychology, accounting, and nursing.

More than 3,400 students attend Houston’s only Catholic university, located in the heart of the historic Museum District, where world-class museums, art galleries, restaurants, and shops abound. The proximity to downtown and the Texas Medical Center enhances opportunities for research, internships, and networking experiences.

St. Thomas has a family feel, and students who live on campus in the Guinan Residence Hall enjoy a fun atmosphere. Campus life is enriched by more than 90 student organizations, a full slate of social events, ministry projects, and fitness opportunities. Intercollegiate athletics programs include women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, and golf.

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